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Bus Service

The Camp does offer morning and afternoon bus service to and from the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Inwood & Washington Heights and Riverdale. Below is the tentative schedule for the upcoming 2017 summer. Each week of service is $90, with the exception for the week of July 4th week, which costs $72, as there is no camp on the 4th. Stops and locations are based on demand.

  • Upper West Side

    Battery Park @ 7:00am / 4:25pm

    34th St. and 11th Ave. @ 7:30am / 3:55pm

    42nd St. and 11th Ave. @ 7:35am / 3:50pm

    50th St. and 11th Ave. @ 7:40am / 3:45pm

    60th St. and West End Ave. @ 7:45am / 3:40pm

    71st St. and West End Ave. @ 7:50am / 3:35pm

    79th St. and West End Ave. @ 7:55am / 3:30pm

    86th St. and West End Ave. @ 8:00am / 3:25pm

    96th St. and West End Ave. @ 8:05am / 3:20pm

    Arrive by 8:15am / Leave by 3:10pm

  • Upper East Side

    38th St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:05am / 4:20pm

    46th St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:10am / 4:15pm

    52nd St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:15am / 4:10pm

    58th St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:20am / 4:05pm

    72nd St. and 1st Ave. @ 7:30am / 3:55pm

    72nd St. and 3rd Ave. @ 7:35am / 3:50pm

    79th St. and 3rd Ave. @ 7:40am / 3:45pm

    86th St. and 3rd Ave. @ 7:45am / 3:40pm

    86th St. and Madison Ave. @ 7;50am / 3:35pm 

    96th St. and Madison Ave. @ 7:55am / 3:30pm

    97th St. and Central Park West @ 8:00am / 3:25pm

    106th St. and Central Park West @ 8:05am / 3:20pm

    Arrive by 8:15am / Leave by 3:10pm

  • Riverdale, Inwood & Washington Heights

    Arlington and 259th St. in front of Sky Club @ 7:15am / 4:20pm

    Riverdale and 256th St. @ 7:20am / 4:15pm

    215th and Seaman @ 7:25am / 4:00pm

    Dykman and Broadway @ 7:35am / 3:50pm

    Bennet and Broadway @ 7:40am / 3:45pm

    181st St. and Broadway @ 7:45am / 3:40pm

    168th St. and Broadway @ 7:50am / 3:35pm 

    156th St. and Broadway @ 7:55am / 3:30pm

    145th St. and Broadway @ 8:00am / 3:25pm

    133rd St. and Broadway @ 8:05am / 3:20pm

    Arrive by 8:10am / Leave by 3:10pm

Transportation Protocol

School Bus Protocol

When boarding a school bus, one counselor stands between the line of campers boarding the vehicle and the oncoming traffic, facing the campers. This way traffic can clearly see a large body. This also allows the counselor to see if a camper dashes out in front of the bus, so the counselor can stop any oncoming traffic before the camper gets to the street.

After all of the campers have gotten on the bus a head count is done, starting from the back of the bus. This allows anyone else still getting on the bus to be included in the count. Only when the Head Counselors on the bus agree that they have everyone on the bus can the bus depart.

When the bus arrives at its destination, a counselor gets off before the campers and places himself between the bus exit and the oncoming traffic, the same way they did when the campers boarded the bus. Another counselor gets off of the bus and waits for the camper on the sidewalk. When all of the campers have gotten off of the bus, a sweep is done, from the back of the bus, to check for any items that campers may have forgotten.

City Bus Protocol

When boarding a city bus it is important that a Head Counselor gets on the bus first, while another counselor puts himself between the campers getting on the bus and traffic. When getting off the bus it is the reverse. A counselor gets off first and positions herself between the campers getting off and the oncoming traffic. Another counselor is to wait for the campers on the side walk as they exit.

Subway Protocol

After entering the subway station each group of campers waits by the wall while a counselor presents the subway attendant with the subway pass. On the platform, the group stays against the wall until the train arrives. If there is no wall then the group is to stay together in the middle of the platform as far as possible from the tracks. Once the train comes the group is to follow one of the counselors onto the train while another counselor holds the door open with his/her body. The last person on the train is always a counselor. Exiting is the same. Campers are always told which door will be used when getting on and getting off before the train comes to a stop.

Should a child need medical attention during a trip, the counselors trained in RTE – Responding to Emergencies – will determine the proper course of action and communicate this to the camp office immediately.